Amblyopia or Lazy Eye is the most common cause of visual impairment in young children. 3% of young children suffer from it. The condition involves the brain ignoring the signals from a single eye. Thus, only the other eye is used for vision. Over time, the eye that is not used for vision suffers in terms of normal vision development. Pediatric Eyes and Smiles in Urbana, MD / Frederick, MD provides Lazy Eye Treatment and Dr. Ashley Wong recommends periodic eye monitoring and examination from an early age.
The symptoms of Lazy Eye can differ from one child to another. The common signs and symptoms that should alert you and get your child to our eye clinic include:
In some cases, children may not show any symptoms at all.
Your child will have to follow a special regime for Eyecare in Urbana, MD to correct or improve the condition. This involves forcing the use of the weaker eye. This involves the following therapies:
Your child will be required to wear an adhesivepatch over the weaker eye for a few hours a day. This treatment follows for afixed number of weeks or months. Dr. Wong will usually suggest this treatmentregime for children under 8.
Our Pediatric Optometrist in Urbana, MD may prescribe atropine eye drops if your child cannot wear a patch.
Both the treatments have been found to be almost equally effective intreating Lazy Eye. We are driven by the goal to provide comprehensive vision care to our young patients. We suggest you seek early treatment for your child to help improve the chances of correction and to maintain long-term vision health.